Skip to content


Expanding the reach of quantum materials

MEM-C is a National Science Foundation Materials Research Science and Engineering Center (MRSEC)
The Center has two Interdisciplinary Research Groups (IRG) with unique thrusts and cross-cutting themes: IRG-1 & IRG-2
The Center is supported by a new AI Core and research grows each year with new MEM-C Seed projects


Developing a Pacific Northwest materials education ecosystem

MEM-C prepares participating graduate students and postdoctoral researchers to become leading innovators
Signature MEM-C undergrad programs focus on military members and first generation students
Broader-impact activities include NanoCamp and research experiences for K-12 teachers


Fostering a materials science community

Center partners include international institutions, industry, and national laboratories to advance its interdisciplinary research and training objectives
The Center offers open-access shared facilities to support the campus and the broader research community
The Center is developing the next generation of materials researchers with our PREM partners

The UW Molecular Engineering Materials Center (UW MEM-C) pushes the frontiers of science and accelerates the emergence of future advanced technologies. This research will lead to the discovery and development of new advanced materials, new experimental and theoretical capabilities, and new fundamental knowledge in quantum materials.

Prof. Daniel Gamelin, MEM-C Director

Very exciting to see @uwmemc receive this big federal investment in their research efforts. Washington state’s research institutions are some of the very best & it’s great to watch them continue to lead the way in science and innovation!

U.S. Senator Patty Murray

Latest News

April 9, 2024

MEM-C is finally on Instagram! Our IG has launched thanks to Chun-Chi Tseng and Xuetao Ma from Matt Yankowitz’s group....

Read more

Busy week of IRG-2 seminars
April 8, 2024

MEM-C’s IRG-2 was busy last week with back-to-back seminars from some phenomenal visitors! Last Tuesday IRG-2 hosted Hu Miao, a...

Read more

MEM-C Brings Marbled Milk to Echo Lake Elementary
February 26, 2024

Earlier this month, MEM-C brought materials science–in the form of milk–to Echo Lake Elementary! The colorful (and slightly gross) activity...

Read more